Time hackers build cesium clocks, live longer than the rest of us

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5 Responses to “Time hackers build cesium clocks, live longer than the rest of us”

  1. js7a says:

    Someone tell me why we have leapseconds, which are a pain in the butt because they occur so often and won’t be noticed by customers if their software forgets a few. Why not leap minutes 1/60th as often?

  2. Man On Pink Corner says:

    You know what they say: a day in the library is worth a month in the lab.

    So… uh, catch you guys in the lab.

  3. Man On Pink Corner says:

    ZUZU, the best place to start looking is Tom’s site at http://www.leapsecond.com … it’s not the best-organized site around, but he does have the basic links that are needed to see if this particular hobby/obsession is for you.

  4. Robert says:

    Ha! Who says fundamental science has to take a roomful of expensive equipment?

    Oh wait…

    :)

  5. zuzu says:

    From the article:

    John Ackerman, an attorney with a technology company, offers super-accurate time over the internet to anyone who wants it, courtesy of four of the most accurate NTP (network time protocol) servers in the world.

    This is exactly my first thought. I hope the second part includes links for a wiki with HOWTOs, or at least the relevant keywords and proper nouns to break into this hobby.

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